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  1. Many thanks. I was not aware of this way of inserting comments. When it is done this way they can be exported. I might go through my macros and add line comments.
  2. I did, but did not know what you meant by a "line comment". How does one make one?
  3. Thanks - I have made a feature request.
  4. Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. In the explorer the File menu has an option "Export" which has an option "Output macro information". This opens a box with "Macro Information to Output" with tick boxes "Activation" etc. On clicking "OK" one can choose a filename and folder wherein to save the information as a text file. However, no comments are saved. There may be a way of making and exporting comments but I do not know of it. The comments I mean are what one might type in the "Notes" tab when making a macro, or what one might type in the "comments" tab in "text type", etc.
  5. Is there a way to export the comments in the macros to a text file? "Export" has "Output macro information" but comments in the macros are not included. One can give a clue what a macro does in the nickname but it would be useful to have the comments visible in one place. One can then see what one has and prune out obsolete macros etc.
  6. Many thanks - these are just what I needed.
  7. In the "Dialogs" section there is a procedure "Text Box Display" which puts up a text box to show console output from a Python program that my macro runs. When my macro ends, a text box comes up with nothing in it except an "OK" box to click on to close it. Is there a command to close the box automatically or not to show it if there is nothing in it?
  8. I am wondering if it is possible to delete the beginning of a string if it consists of a certain substring. E.g. if, and only if, the string begins with "Joe " then delete "Joe " leaving the rest of the string intact. I have found "replace" but that would remove "Joe " wherever it was in the string, not necessarily at the beginning.
  9. I have, and had, "##" in the Prefix Keys box. So I reverted back to a previous version of my .mex file to get rid of the problem. I had not realized that I already had a shortkey "pn" that gave text type "pneumo" which starts with "pn". I suspect that playback started with the trigger string so that there was a feedback effect. If so, then the playback of a shortkey macro must not start with its own trigger string or with the trigger string of an existing macro whose "text type" starts with the trigger string. I would have thought the prefix key would prevent feedback in this situation but it is late at night and I am probably not thinking straight.
  10. I created a macro with shortkey pn to give text type "protein". It entered "proteiproteiprotei..." and so on until I stopped it. I cannot find the macro in the list of macros so cannot edit or delete it. I have tried to upload the macro file but it fails. I am usipproteiniproteiniproteing Macro Express Pro - while I was typiproteing this it produced the text you see. The behaviour is differeproteint iprotein differereproteint target programs.
  11. I see. It is a simulation. Is there a way of getting the console value into %ConsoleValue%?
  12. I said was there a way for the text box not to activate (meaning "appear") if there was no console output from the program. I do not know how to obtain acantor's script. Is %ConsoleValue% provided by Macro Express Pro, or do I have to create or populate it somehow? Or is it set to "Prompt" and "Prompt" picks up the console output from the program? I need a "Do this, do that" kind of answer.
  13. I have a macro which runs a Python program. I end the macro with Text Box Display to show any console output from the program. Is it possible for Text Box Display not to activate if there is no console output from the program? Also, is there some way of showing console output in a display that closes after a set interval without the user having to click "OK"?
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